A day making your own fun fused glass Christmas decorations for your tree or your home (or to give as as gifts this year!) What will it be? Snowmen, snowflakes, holly wreaths, Christmas puddings? Or perhaps reindeer, stars, glass trees or robins?
We'll learn how to safely cut and combine glass into a variety of festive shapes ready to fire them up in the kiln. Covering a wide range of decorative techniques, you'll also learn to use glass media (frit, stringers, inclusions, mica, paint) to personalise your pieces.
No previous experience is needed, and this course is open to students over the age of 16 years. All materials are included. (We will also enrol children from 12 years old, if also accompanied by a fee paying adult.)
Due to the continued need to socially distance we now limit our courses to a maximum of 4 people at a time in our studio space to allow for this. The added benefit to students being smaller classes with more 1:1 attention possible. PPE Face Visors will be provided which we will ask all students to wear whilst in the studio, and we will provide supplies of hand sanitiser. We will also have a supply of face masks and gloves if students would prefer to wear these as well.
Your pieces will be fired up after the course and ready for collection later in the week, or you can choose to have them posted to you if this would be more convenient at an additional fee for P+P (usually around £15, via Royal Mail, depending on overall weight)
There is a limit of 4 people on the course as we spend the day creating fused glass creatures, snowflakes, trees, robins, stars, snowmen....you dream it up, we'll work out how to make it together!
NB: Please see the 'View course organiser's' link above for the availability of spaces on these courses and to book your place.
Please note: this course takes place in a working glass studio and not a classroom setting, so participants need to be able and prepared to stand to cut glass and to work at the benches. (we have some stools available in between times). If you have any questions relating to mobility, please contact us first. Thank you.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The day starts at 10.00 and ends at 4.30pm. All materials are provided for you to make a variety of decorations with either a fully fused or tack-fused finish.
We will take a break at lunchtime for you to visit one of the many lovely local cafes in Stoke Newington, or alternatively you can bring your own packed lunch. We will provide copious tea, coffee or herbal tea and plenty of biscuits for dunking!
Eleanor has a wealth of experience in working with fused glass, and dreaming up mad ideas for Christmas decorations too, so come prepared for a creative and fun day with ideas of what you would like to make and we'll explore them together!
1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)
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Eleanor showed us how to make a wide variety of different decorations, using a range of techniques. She was keen to accommodate all specific requests. We made lots of different decorations which I am really looking forward to receiving in the post in the next few days. Would recommend this course - many thanks Eleanor for a fantastic day.